France 1717-X 1/10 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1391
This specimen was lot 1391 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR dixième d'écu Vertugadin, 1717X, Amiens. Réformation. D/ B. enfantin à d., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France rond, couronné. Rare. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver tenth écu Vertugadin of 1717, Amiens mint, reformed. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned round arms of France. Rare, Very Fine.)"
Tenth écus were struck for Louis XV prior to the reform of 1726 but most are rare. This type had a face value of 10 sols tournois at the time of issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown, all rf[2].

Specification: 3.05 g, .917 fine silver, 22 mm diameter, this specimen 2,98 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 847, Dr/2 no. 556, Dupl-1654A; Gad-289.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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